Since mid-2016, Britain’s population has increased by an incredible 392,000 with the Office for National Statistics claiming that the overall population has exceeded 66 million people in 2017 — but this isn’t only a result of more births. In fact, the ONS has recorded that 18 per cent of those based in the UK were 65+ and 2.4 per cent were 85+ in 2016.
On Tuesday 3rd July, we took part in the first ever Lloyds Banking educational programme, The Rediscover Live Project. Selected as part of a cohort of successful North East businesses, Mediaworks supported the project, aimed at local school children aged 11-14 in the region, by providing the students with a background into Digital Marketing.
The demand for construction workers is increasing and the construction industry board predicted in 2016 that 230,000 jobs would be created within the course of five year. The productivity in the industry has yet remained flat since 1995. One of the problem has been from hiring under-skilled workers. with so many roles to fill and construction skills in such high demand, how can you attract the talented workers you need for your next refurbishment and shopfitting project?
Royal Blind has welcomed new figures which show an improvement in the number of vision impaired pupils who progress to positive destinations after school. However, the charity, which runs the Royal Blind School in Edinburgh, has highlighted they still face an attainment gap compared to fully sighted pupils.